November 17-18, 2021

Mining and Investment Conference


Anthony Vaccaro

President, The Northern Miner Group

The Q4 edition of the Global Mining Symposium is upon us and we have an embarrassment of world-class speakers lined up to inform you on what you need to know to make the right decisions heading into 2022.

GMS is the go-to virtual event in the mining and metals industry and we thank the industry leaders that continue to make it so by dedicating their time to join us and share their outlooks. The Q4 edition is bringing you a roster headlined by industry leaders including Mark Bristow, CEO of Barrick Gold; Rob McEwen, CEO of McEwen Mining; Candace MacGibbon, former CEO of INV Metals, and George Ogilvie, CEO of Arizona Sonoran Copper, and that is to name just a few.

Guiding the conversation will be our cast of leading journalists, whose expertise lets them ask all the right questions, but if they don’t cover something you need to know, no worries, you the delegate can ask because as always the Global Mining Symposium is fully live, unlike most other virtual events.

And of course, as always, we are bringing you a suite of exciting juniors that are poised to accomplish some big things in the year ahead as they are advancing some of the industry’s best projects, and can share their innovative technologies that will help them drive value in the coming year.

You, our audience, have made The Northern Miner’s Global Mining Symposium such a resounding success, and we will continue to count on all of you for your excellent questions and comments for our team and for our guests.

We look forward to seeing and hearing from you all again on November 17 and 18.


Mark Bristow

President and CEO
Barrick Gold Corporation
Mark Bristow is the president and chief executive of Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE:GOLD) (TSX:ABX). Formerly, he was chief executive of Randgold Resources, the company he built from a small Africa-focused exploration business into one of the industry’s most profitable and best managed gold miners. In January 2019, the two companies merged. Bristow restructured and restrategised Barrick, and within months he was the prime mover in the combination of the Nevada assets of Barrick and Newmont, creating the world’s single largest gold mining complex, Nevada Gold Mines, majority-owned and operated by Barrick. With his proven record of creating and delivering significant value to stakeholders, Bristow leads an organisation with mines and projects in 13 countries. Its portfolio is focused on long-life, high-margin gold and copper assets and contains six of the world’s Tier One gold mines: Carlin, Cortez and Turquoise Ridge in Nevada, Loulo-Gounkoto in Mali, Kibali in the DRC and Pueblo Viejo in the Dominican Republic. Bristow holds a doctorate in geology. His goal now is to make Barrick the world’s most valued gold and copper producer, owning the best assets, managed by the best people, and delivering industry leading returns.

Rob McEwen

Chairman and Chief Owner
McEwen Mining
Rob is the Chairman and Chief Owner of McEwen Mining, which has four producing mines located in Nevada, Ontario, Mexico and Argentina. Rob has been associated with the gold industry all his career, his first 18 years in the investment industry and since 1990 as CEO of several gold mining companies. Rob is the founder of Goldcorp, where he took the company from a market capitalization of $50 million to over $8 billion. At McEwen Mining (MUX) he owns 18% of the company and takes a salary of $1/ year. The cost of his investment in MUX and McEwen Copper exceeds US$200 Million. Rob and his wife, Cheryl, have donated over $60 million to encourage excellence and innovation in healthcare and education. Rob was awarded the Order of Canada in 2007, the Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee Award in 2013, Inducted into the Mining Hall of Fame in 2017 and has Honourary Doctorate of Law Degrees from York University and Western University. He is also a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board, Schulich School of Business; X Prize Foundation: Vision Circle and Board of Trustees; a member of CEO (Chief Executive Organization) and of WPO (World Presidents’ Organization) and serves on the Advisory Board of the McEwen School of Architecture.


Former CEO
INV Metals Inc.
Ms. MacGibbon is a CPA, CA with over 25 years of experience in the mining sector and capital markets. She was formerly the CEO of INV Metals Inc., a Canadian mineral resource company focused on the development and exploration of the Loma Larga gold property in Ecuador, which was acquired by Dundee Precious Metals Inc., in July 2021. Ms. MacGibbon has significant technical, government relations, communications and Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”) experience. Ms. MacGibbon has a deep understanding of the capital markets, including her previous employment as a global mining institutional salesperson with RBC Capital Markets and in base metals research as a mining associate with BMO Capital Markets. Ms. MacGibbon is a Chartered Professional Accountant and her financial and accounting experience includes her previous role as CFO of INV Metals Inc., as well as her prior employment with Deloitte LLP. Ms. MacGibbon is also a former director of INV Metals Inc., Cobalt 27 Capital Corp., and Nickel 28 Capital Corp. She is currently a Director of Osisko Gold Royalties (TSX:OR) and is to be appointed to the board of Directors of Carbon Streaming Corporation in November 2021.


President, CEO and Director
Arizona Sonoran Copper Company
George Ogilvie, has over 30 years of management, operating and technical experience in the mining industry. Mr. Ogilvie was until most recently the President & CEO of Battle North, a position he was appointed to, in 2016 whilst the company was under financial insolvency & restructuring proceedings. During his 5 year tenure at Battle North, Mr. Ogilvie and his team successfully completed a turnaround of the company resulting in an increase in the resource base from 400 k ounces Au to approximately 1.3 million oz Au, completion of a positive bulk mining reconciliation program resulting in de-risking of the project, delivery of a preliminary economic assessment and follow on feasibility study in relation to the project with a post-tax IRR of 50% and completion debt and equity financing of over C$100m associated with project construction. Battle North was acquired by Evolution Mining Limited in May 2021 at a 45% premium to the prevailing spot price. Prior to this, Mr. Ogilvie was the CEO of Kirkland Lake Gold Inc. where he and his team implemented a turnaround strategy which included, amongst other items, improving operations at the Macassa Mine and the acquisition of St. Andrew Goldfields, resulting in significant returns for shareholders. Previously, Mr. Ogilvie was the CEO of Rambler Metals and Mining PLC, where he and his team guided the evolution of the company from grassroots exploration to a profitable junior producer. Mr. Ogilvie began his mining career in 1989 with AngloGold in South Africa and he subsequently held other roles at the Ruttan Mine in Northern Manitoba for HudBay Minerals Inc., the McCreedy West Mine and also as Area Manager for Dynatec Corporation. Currently, Mr. Ogilvie also serves on the board of Rupert Resources Ltd. Mr. Ogilvie received his B.Sc. (Hons.) in Mining and Petroleum Engineering from Strathclyde University in Glasgow, Scotland. He is a Professional Engineer and also holds his Mine Managers Certificate (South Africa).

George Salamis

President and CEO
Integra Resources Corp.
Mr. Salamis has over 30 years of experience in the mining and resource exploration industry. Mr. Salamis has been involved in over $2 billion of M&A transactions, either through assets sales or his involvement with junior mining companies. Mr. Salamis was most recently Executive Chairman of Integra Gold Corp. which was sold to Eldorado Gold Corporation for C$590 million. Mr. Salamis co-led the efforts behind the 2016 Integra Gold Rush Challenge and the 2017 #DisruptMining initiatives that encouraged innovation and technology disruption in the mining industry. Mr. Salamis is a sought after speaker on mining innovation. Mr. Salamis holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology from University of Montreal — École Polytechnique and has had a successful career in mining and exploration. Mr. Salamis has discovered, financed, built, managed or sold more than 5 major minerals deposits around the World.

Anthony Milewski

Nickel 28 Capital
Anthony Milewski is the Chairman of Nickel 28 Capital Corp. He has spent his career in various aspects of the mining industry, including as a company director, advisor, founder and investor. In particular, he has been active in commodities related to decarbonization and energy transition, including nickel, cobalt, copper and carbon credits. Anthony has served on the London Metals Exchange Cobalt Committee, which includes representatives from the largest mining and commodities companies globally. Anthony Milewski previously worked at Renaissance Capital and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in Moscow, where he focused on advisory and transactional work in metals & mining and oil & gas sectors. He has lived and worked in Africa and Russia, including a year as a Fulbright scholar, and has spent considerable time in Central Asia. Mr. Milewski holds a B.A. in Russian history from Brigham Young University, an M.A. in Russian and Central Asian Studies from the University of Washington, and a J.D. from the University of Washington.

Siri C. Genik

Principal and Founder
Siri has spent over 25 years working on major capital projects around the world. She has worked in the Natural Resource and Infrastructure industries. During the course of her career, Siri has developed particular expertise in Sustainability & ESG, Stakeholder Engagement and Governance, with a strong focus on Project Management and Supply Chain. Siri has worked with the Board Room, Leadership as well as Project Delivery teams. Siri currently runs BRIDGE©, a boutique consultancy providing non-quantitative strategy services, advising her clients on ESG and Risk Management interfacing with Commercial and Supply Chain issues. Prior to running her own business Siri worked with BHP Canada as Head of Project Services. Siri is a director of the PDAC, Co-chair of the Sustainability and Lands and Regulations Committees. She is a member of Council of the PGO, as well as a director of two exploration mining companies. Siri recently received the 2019 “Distinguished Lecturer Award for CSR” from the Canadian Institute of Mining.

Trent Mell

President and CEO
Electra Battery Metals
Trent Mell founded First Cobalt in 2017. In 2021 First Cobalt was rebranded to Electra Battery Materials Corporation. Trent brings more than 20 years of international business and operational experience. His mining career includes mine permitting, development and operations with Barrick Gold, Sherritt International, North American Palladium and AuRico Gold. Trent’s commercial experience includes M&A, joint ventures, offtake contracts and over $2.6 billion in equity and debt financings. He was also CEO of Falco Resources, owner of the Horne project which has mineral reserves of over 6 million gold equivalent ounces. As President and Head of Mining of PearTree Securities, Trent created a mining team and led the firm to become the largest provider of flow-through capital in Canada, placing more than $300 million in capital in their first year.

Christopher Grove

Commerce Resources Corp.
Chris Grove became President of Commerce Resources in September 2014, following being added to the Board of Directors in 2012. Prior to that he worked as Corporate Communications for the Company since 2004, and has significant contacts within the financial communities in North America and Europe. Mr. Grove has assisted the company in raising ~$100 M CAD for Commerce Resource over the last 17 years, to advance the developments of both the Blue River Tantalum & Niobium project in British Columbia, and the Ashram REE/ Fluorspar Deposit in Quebec.

Mark Chalmers

President and CEO
Energy Fuels
Mr. Chalmers is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Energy Fuels, a position he has held since February 1, 2018. From July 1, 2017 to January 31, 2018, Mr. Chalmers was President and Chief Operating Officer of Energy Fuels, and from July 1, 2016 to July 1, 2017, he was Chief Operating Officer of the Corporation. From 2011 to 2015, Mr. Chalmers served as Executive General Manager of Production for Paladin Energy Ltd., a uranium producer with assets in Australia and Africa, including the Langer Heinrich and Kayelekera mines where, as head of operations, he oversaw sustained, significant increases in production while reducing operating costs. He also possesses extensive experience in in situ recovery (“ISR”) uranium production, including management of the Beverley Uranium Mine owned by General Atomics (Australia), and the Highland mine owned by Cameco Corporation (USA). Mr. Chalmers has also consulted to several of the largest players in the uranium supply sector, including BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, and Marubeni, and until recently served as the Chair of the Australian Uranium Council, a position he held for 10 years. Mr. Chalmers is a registered professional engineer, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering from the University of Arizona.

Dr. Erin R. Bobicki

Associate Professor
University of Alberta
Dr. Erin R. Bobicki is an Associate Professor of mineral processing in the department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at the University of Alberta. Professor Bobicki’s research interests include microwave applications in mineral processing, comminution, bioreagent development, the rheology of complex mineral slurries, and value recovery from waste materials. She has worked as a researcher and plant metallurgist for Vale, as a Process Technology Development Engineer for Intel Corporation, and most recently was an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto. She is currently commercializing microwave technology for the mining industry with Sepro Mineral Systems, and is a Founding Director of Aurora Hydrogen, a start-up developing technology for emission-free hydrogen production.

Clint Cox

The Anchor House, Inc.
Clint Cox founded The Anchor House, Inc. in 1995 as an investment advisory firm specializing in unique situations. In 2005, Clint began research on the Rare Earth Element (REE) market and focused on the REE market from 2006. Clint has been to over 150 rare earth sites and facilities worldwide, has spoken at many industry events, and has worked with a variety of clients throughout the REE supply chain. Clint graduated with a B.A. in English from Colgate University in 1993 (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa).

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Past Speakers

Ross Beaty

Pan American Silver

Sean Boyd

Vice-Chairman and CEO
Agnico Eagle Mines Limited

Paul Brink

President and CEO
Franco-Nevada Corp.

Mark Bristow

President and CEO

Robert Friedland

Executive co-Chairman and Founder
Ivanhoe Mines

Patrice Merrin

Independent Non-Executive Director
Glencore plc

Peter Marrone

Executive Chairman
Yamana Gold

Pierre Lassonde

Franco-Nevada Corp.

David Harquail

Franco-Nevada Corp.

Donald R. Lindsay

President and CEO
Teck Resources Limited

Daniella Dimitrov

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
IAMGOLD Corporation

Lukas Lundin

Lundin Group of Companies

Eira Thomas

President and CEO
Lucara Diamond Corp

Clive Johnson

President, CEO and Director
B2Gold Corp.

Catherine Gignac

Cameco Corporation

Ingrid Hibbard

CEO and Director
Pelangio Exploration Inc.

John Hathaway

Managing Director, Senior Portfolio Manager
Sprott Asset Management

Joe Foster

Portfolio Manager and Gold Strategist

Margot Naudie

Vice President
Marret Asset Management Inc.

David Elliot

Vice-President and Director
Haywood Securities

Louise Pearce

Global Managing Partner, Mining

David Rosenberg

President, Chief Economist and Strategist
Rosenberg Research & Associates Inc.

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